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May the 4th Star Wars Celebrations in Utah

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Looking for May the 4th Star Wars Celebrations with the kids? We have you covered! We’ve put together a list of unique activities to help you celebrate Star Wars day in Utah! Mom and dad, don’t be a Wookiee. Get the kids out and have some fun!

1. May the 4th Be With You: A Star Wars Affair @ Viridian

What is geocaching? It’s the recreational activity of using GPS coordinates posted on a website to hunt for and find hidden objects. This event is open to new and old cachers and is kid friendly. The difficulty and the terrain are both rated as easy, making this a great time to try out this fun activity!

Location: Viridian Event Center, 8030 S 1825 W, West Jordan, UT 84088
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, but a ticket is required
Website: slcolibrary.org/MayThe4th 

2. May the Fourth Be With You Rock Concert

See local Star Wars art while rocking out to a Star Wars themed show. City of Vermin lead singer Cortland Johnson assures us it’s a kid-friendly event! Local bands City of Vermin, Static Nostaglia, Doctor to Doctor and Say Hey will be playing. The entry fee even includes FREE PIZZA from The Pie Pizzeria!

Location: Kilby Court, 741 S Kilby Ct, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $5 if you dress up as your favorite Star Wars character, $7 without a costume
Website: www.ticketfly.com

3. Star Wars Art Show and Cosplay Costume Contest at Urban Arts Gallery

Urban Art Gallery and Salt Lake Comic Con join up for a fun-filled artistic evening. Included will be an artist reception, Star Wars Costume Contest with prizes, and a special appearances by top cosplaying organizations that dress up as Imperial Storm Troopers, Jedi Knights and many of other characters from the Star Wars Universe. It will be an amazing opportunity for photos and video of SLC’s vibrant sci-fi community out en mass! Star Wars Costume Contest is at 8 p.m.

Location: Urban Arts Gallery, 137 S Rio Grande St, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time:  6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to the public.
Website: urbanartsgallery.org

4. May the 4th “Silent Sky” Special Presentation by Clark Planetarium and PYGmalion Productions

Clark Planetarium and PYGmalion Productions have teamed up to bring art and science together for a special presentation and discussion of PYGmalion Productions’ “Silent Sky” on Thursday, May 4th. “Silent Sky,” written by Lauren Gunderson and directed by Mark Fossen, is the true story of astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, played out against a landscape of fierce sisterly love, early feminism, universe-revealing science, and a time when modern astronomy relied on so-called women “computers” to exceed expectations and further the science in the field. This performance of “Silent Sky” features actors Brenda Hattigh, Hanna Minshew, Elizabeth Golden, Michael Scott Johnson, and Teresa Sanderson.

Clark Planetarium staff and friends will be on site at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center prior to the performance and will lead a science-based talkback session with the audience following the performance. “Performance art helps to tell true stories, especially those of scientific heroes, in relatable ways,” said Amy Oliver, Clark Planetarium Marketing and Public Relations, and NASA Solar System Ambassador to Utah. “Telling the story of Henrietta Leavitt is important because it highlights the importance of women in space science, as well as the major contributions scientists of all backgrounds have made to the field.”

Location: Rose Wagner Center, 138 W Broadway, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: Pre-show conversation with Clark Planetarium staff begins at 7 p.m., followed by “Silent Sky” at 7:30 p.m., and Science Talkback immediately after the conclusion of the performance.
Admission: $15 using promo code “Clark”
Website: artsaltlake.org/production/silent-sky

5. May the 4th Be With You Geocaching in Kaysville

What is geocaching? It’s the recreational activity of using GPS coordinates posted on a website to hunt for and find hidden objects. This event is open to new and old cachers and is kid friendly. The difficulty and the terrain are both rated as easy, making this a great time to try out this fun activity!

Location: Kaysville
Date: Thursday, May 4
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Website: www.geocaching.com

6. May the 4th Be With You: Revenge of the Sixth at Sweet Library

Revenge of the Sixth

Wait, there’s more fun after May 4th! Celebrate 40 years of Star Wars with activities, delicious treats, and more. Teens will be able to partake in Star Wars-themed food, crafts, and a costume contest, and will be able to see a screening of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Location: SLC Library Corinne and Jack Sweet Branch, 455 F St, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Date: Saturday, May 6
Time: 2-5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Website: www.slcpl.org

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